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September 15, 2013


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Art Exhibit: Through Friday, Sept. 20, Koehnline Museum of Art at Oakton Community College, 1600 E. Golf Road, Des Plaines. "The Art of Leon and Sadie Garland," celebrates this married artist couple, whose work captured Chicago and Europe during the early 20th century. Call (847) 635-2633 or visit

Expressions Show Choir: 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, Buffalo Grove High School Miller Theater, 1100 W. Dundee Road, Buffalo Grove. Buffalo Grove High School's award-winning show choir presents its 2013-2014 Fall Preview performance. The Expressions is a mixed competition show choir. A $3 donation at the door for adults and $1 for students is appreciated. For information, call (847) 718-4161.

Tony Lucca Concert: 6:15 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, Lake Park Memorial Pavilion and Park, 2200 Lee St., Des Plaines. Tony Lucca from the hit TV show "The Voice" will perform a free concert on the Main Stage at Fall Fest. Admission to the fest, parking, and the concert are free. Outdoor festival features food and drink vendors, a wine garden, an expo tent, an outdoor market, carnival rides, pony rides, a car show, games and live entertainment. Visit

The Four Aces: 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, Forest View Educational Center Theater, 2121 S. Goebbert Road, Arlington Heights. Northwest Suburban Community Concert Association, in partnership with District 214 Community Education, hosts its opening concert of the 2013-2014 season featuring The Four Aces, harmony music from the '50s and '60s. Cost is $20 for adults; free for kids in K-12 with a paying adult. Individual tickets are available at the door. Visit or call (847) 718-7702.

District 95 Educational Foundation 5K: 7:30 a.m. registration; 9 a.m. run/walk Sunday, Sept. 15, Heritage Oaks Park, Hawthorn Woods. 5K run/walk; one mile fun run. Race time will coordinate finish line management and timing services. Cost is $15-$30. For information, visit

Art in the Park: 10 a. m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, Citizens Park, 511 Lake Zurich Road, Barrington. Barrington Cultural Arts Center and the Barrington Park District present the fifth annual Art in the Park. Artists of all media will participate. There will also be children's activities, food vendors and live entertainment. Visit

Fall Fest 2013: Noon-8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, Lake Park Memorial Pavilion and Park, 2200 Lee St., Des Plaines. The 5th annual Fall Fest produced by the Des Plaines Chamber of Commerce, the Des Plaines History Center, and the Des Plaines Park District. Free admission and parking. Includes free entertainment, carnival, food and beverages, activities for children. Visit

'9 to 5': 1 and 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, and 1 and 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. This musical from Grammy Award-winner Dolly Parton features the hit title song and Tony Award-nominated score. Tickets cost $40-$55. For information/tickets, visit

Suenos Latin Jazz Quartet: 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, Prospect Heights Public Library, 12 N. Elm St., Prospect Heights. Enjoy music that combines the harmonic sophistication of jazz improvisation with the rhythms of Latin America. The band's repertoire consists of originals, jazz and pop standards, and traditional and popular Latin- American music. Register by calling or visiting the Information Desk, (847) 259-3500, ext. 35, or

'Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat': 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, Cutting Hall Performing Arts Center, 150 E. Wood St., Palatine. The biblical saga of Joseph and his coat of many colors comes to life in this musical parable. Created by the award-winning team of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice ("Jesus Christ Superstar") and set to a cornucopia of musical styles, this Old Testament tale emerges both timely and timeless. Tickets cost $12-$20. For tickets or information, visit

7th Heaven Concert: 3:45 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, Lake Park Memorial Pavilion and Park, 2200 Lee St., Des Plaines. See the Chicago-based cover band perform your favorite hits, including their trademark "30 songs in 30 minutes," as well as original tunes from their albums. Free admission and parking. For information, visit

Mount Prospect Lions Club Farmers Market: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 20, Mount Prospect Train Depot, West Commuter Parking Lot, Northwest Highway and Route 83. Array of fruits, vegetables, herbs, flowers and other goodies. Stop by and check it out. Visit

'The Fox on the Fairway': 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, Kimball Street Theatre, 261 Dundee Ave., Elgin. Elgin Theatre Company presents its September show, Ken Ludwig's "The Fox on the Fairway." Accessible performance for the deaf and hearing-impaired. Anyone who would like seats near the interpreter is encouraged to reserve tickets in advance. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for seniors and youth. Group rates are available. For reservations or more information, call (847) 741-0532, email or visit elgin-

Just Desserts Theater: 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, Poplar Creek Church, 300 Schick Road, Bartlett. A new play, "Famous," written and directed by local playwright Beth Harling. Admission includes all you can eat desserts and sundaes. Appropriate for all ages. Tickets are $6-$12. For information, visit

Musical Monday Film; 'Babes In Arms': 12:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16, Prospect Heights Public Library, 12 N. Elm St., Prospect Heights. Learning that his parents are in financial straits, the son of a famous vaudeville team rounds up all the stage kids and puts on a lavish show to raise money. Starring Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland. Black and white, 1939. Register by calling or visiting the Information Desk, (847) 259-3500, ext. 35, or online at

Oakton's Six Piano Ensemble Open Auditions: 7-9 p.m. Monday Sept. 16, and Wednesday, Sept. 18, Oakton Community College, 1600 E. Golf Road, Des Plaines. The Six Piano Ensemble, a unique musical group at Oakton Community College, is looking for pianists. Auditions for this group that performs classical, jazz, and contemporary music will be held in Room 1360. Music is provided and candidates also may play a prepared selection. For information, email Glenna Sprague at or call (847) 635-1905.

Audition for OMG Improv Players: 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16, Oakton Community College, Room 1829, 1600 W. Golf Road, Des Plaines. If you're a quick thinker, take a chance and try out for the OMG Improv Players, Oakton Community College's improvisation troupe. Perform at regional competitions. No appointment is necessary. Candidates should come prepared to improvise scenes. For information, contact Dan Cunningham at or (847) 635-1897.

Barrington Idol: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, Richard C. Johnson Auditorium at Barrington High School, 616 W. Main St., Barrington. The search for the next "Barrington Idol." All district high school students are invited to participate in this event. Audience votes will determine the winner. High school students must try out prior to the event and provide their own accompaniment, live or recorded. Admission is $6 for adults; $3 for students/children. Tickets are available at the door or at Proceeds benefit the Barrington High School Choir. For information, contact Nancie Tobison at (847) 842-3235.

An Evening With the Andrews Sisters: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, Mount Prospect Public Library, 10 S. Emerson St., Mount Prospect. The Legacy Girls entertain with the toe-tapping hits of the famous Andrews Sisters. Enjoy songs sung with tight three-part harmonies, costumes, and in their own sassy style. Registration required at (847) 253-5675, the library or

Tuesday Movie Matinee: 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, Rolling Meadows Library, 3110 Martin Lane, Rolling Meadows. PG-13, 128 minutes. The life story of Jackie Robinson and his history-making signing with the Brooklyn Dodgers under the guidance of team executive Branch Rickey. Free. For information, visit

Alana Celeste: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, Rolling Meadows Library, 3110 Martin Lane. Musician Alina Celeste brings a blend of singalongs, dance-alongs, and family jams that includes classic folk songs and original tunes. For information about children's programs, call (847) 259-6050, ext. 140. Tickets are available at the Ask Me Desk. For information, visit

'Wall-E' Movie: 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, Hoffman Estates Branch Library, 1550 Hassell Road, Hoffman Estates. Children younger than 8 must be accompanied by an adult. For information, call (847) 885-3511.

Varshavski-Shapiro Piano Duo: 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, Performing Arts Center, Harper College, 1200 W. Algonquin Road, Palatine. Renowned contemporary piano duo performs. Free. Visit

Farmers Market: 8 a.m. Thursdays through October, Prairie Stone Sports and Wellness Center, 5050 Sedge Blvd., Hoffman Estates. Get fresh, local naturally-grown, non-genetically modified produce grown from organic heirloom seeds. The Hoffman Estates Park District and Prairie Stone Sports and Wellness Center are hosts. For information, visit

Barrington Farmers Market: 2-7 p.m. Thursdays through Oct. 17, Village Center, Park Avenue and Cook Street, Barrington. Fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, eggs, flowers, pastries and more. Call (847) 382-3829 or visit

Old Time Radio Program: 7-9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, Bartlett Nature Center, James "Pate" Philip State Park, 2054 W. Stearns Road, Bartlett. The Bartlett Nature Center presents Retro ReACTionaries with their version of mystery and comedy radio classics. Show is family friendly. Cost is $7 per person in advance or $10 at door. Call (630) 540-4800 or visit

Cruise Night in Rolling Meadows: 6-9 p.m. Fridays, through Sept. 27, Meadows Christian Fellowship, 2401 Kirchoff Road, Rolling Meadows. Free Cruise Night in Rolling Meadows includes entertainment. For details, call Laura (847) 255-8764 or visit

Harvest Moon Bike Ride: Sept. 20, Palatine Hills Golf Course, Palatine. The seven-mile ride will proceed through town and along the Palatine Trail. The ride will conclude back at the clubhouse for a raffle and entertainment. This ride is for ages 16 and older; helmets and lights are required. Refreshments and limited T-shirts will be available for purchase after the ride. The fee is $5 for residents; $6 for others. Visit

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